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American Girls also Subject to Female Circumcision

by Tanya Thomas on  May 29, 2010 at 10:39 AM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Female genital cutting seems to have found its way into Muslim and African immigrant families in the United States too, besides being common in their native areas of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
 American Girls also Subject to Female Circumcision
American Girls also Subject to Female Circumcision
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According to 2000 Census data that was gathered by the African Women's Health Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital, an estimated 228,000 women either have undergone genital cutting or are at risk of it.

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The practice is illegal in the U.S., reports The New York Daily News.

As per WHO, which defines it as a process that injures or alters a female's genital organs for no medical purpose, around 140 million women and children around the globe have been affected by circumcision.

Source: ANI
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